Lazy J Bar C

Lazy J Bar C

Friday, October 5, 2012

Photo Art Friday - Figures


Ever since my parents moved to beautiful southeast Arizona in the mid 80s, I have been fascinated with Native American petroglyphs and pictographs.
My ex-husband and I took a week long trip to Moab, Utah many, many years ago that included a backcountry jeep/camping/hiking tour of the surrounding area. Our guides took us to some amazing places with awesome rock art and artifacts. I honestly don't even remember having a camera along on the trip but I did purchase this lovely piece of art that is a representation of the petroglyphs created so long ago by the Native Americans who lived in the area.
When Bonnie suggested the prompt of "Figures" for this week's Photo Art Friday, this was the first thing that came to my mind. The rock is actually mounted on a piece of cream colored poster board, matted, framed under glass, and hangs on the wall in our living room. I used Nancy's texture Betty by el vigilante as the background and then added a photograph of my rock art and edited with Pixlr.

16 comments:

Kristina said...

Very nice. Interesting too.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful treatment of an already amazing image. So pleased you shared it with us at Photo Art Friday, Candy!

TexWisGirl said...

they're fascinating. :)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Very cool! Your trip to Utah sounds amazing.

Ida said...

Very nice piece. I like Southwestern Art a lot and think you did a great job with the texture you used with your photo.

momphotographer said...

what a great piece! I love, love the textures this picture has!

edenhills said...

I love the modern art you've created from the ancient (sort of) piece of art.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I can see the beautiful texture of the piece in the photo. Lovely memories of your trip. Valerie

Pat said...

I like the way you've framed this.

Evelyn S. said...

It is a fabulous example of "figures"....you certainly chose a beautiful piece!

Michaele said...

this is great! I have a whole room decorated southwest. Kokopelli's are my favorite.

Kateri said...

Love the way your photo turned out!

Currie Silver said...

Oh I love these!! I lived in Arizona from 1997 until 2009, when I moved East again. The last 5 years I spent in Sedona and these just feel like a nice shot of Sedona and Northern Arizona to me!!

Buttons said...

Oh I love this you are so talented. There is something so fascinating about this ancient writings. B

traveller2006 said...

this is really great, love what you've done with it

Marie said...

A wonderful treasure! I think you followed the directive very nicely too!